COLUMBIA- “M-I-Z-Z-O-U know!”
The Missouri Tigers swimming and diving team had an in-house competition Friday evening, black against gold.
The coaches worked together to make each team (black or gold) as even as possible and allowed the captains to pick events and the line-ups.
“Today’s competition was more practice, but also to have a lot of fun. Its fun to swim fast, and it makes meets fun,” said Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh, “The first time competing is always a little rocky, so it’s good to get under our belt before competition.”
Even though the meet was fun, doesn’t mean the competition wasn’t fierce. The gold team beat the black team by two points, which is two one-hundredths of a second.
The gold team's stripes could have contributed to the victory in tonight’s competition. Each female on the gold team had three black horizontal stripes on her left arm. “It’s a little motivation to show our stripes and pride. It also sets us a part from all of the other teams,” said sophomore Rachel Ripley.
Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2, the Tigers will compete in the Show-me Showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.